Working proactively to develop partnerships with organizations working in STEM Education, Youth Workforce Development, and Technology Innovation.

What We Fund

Salesforce.org primarily accepts proposals by invitation only. We are committed to supporting effective organizations in their work, including:

  • General operating support for organizations that align strongly with Salesforce.org’s goals in STEM Education and Youth Workforce Development
  • New programs or program expansions for organizations that are well-established and working at a national or international level

We do not generally provide funding for:

  • Events or Sponsorships
  • Scholarships
  • Grants directly to individuals
  • Capital campaigns
  • Endowment funding
  • Prize money
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To Submit a Letter of Inquiry

Please keep in mind Salesforce.org’s focus areas when considering submitting a letter of inquiry. Organizations and projects that do not align with our work in STEM Education and Youth Workforce Development will not be considered. All proposals for our Technology Innovation Program are handled through our Force for Change program.

If you would like to submit a letter of inquiry, please download our Letter of Inquiry template and submit it to grants@salesforce.com. We will follow up with your organization following our review each quarter (February, May, August, and November).

Letter of Inquiry template

Frequently Asked Questions

How many proposals does Salesforce.org receive each year?

Salesforce.org receives and reviews hundreds of proposals and letters of inquiries each year.

Does Salesforce.org sponsor events?

Salesforce.org generally does not provide event sponsorships, and does not accept unsolicited inquiries related to sponsorships. The limited number of sponsorships we provide are selected carefully based on the organization’s alignment with our programmatic goals.

Does Salesforce.org accept unsolicited proposals?

We primarily accept proposals by invitation only and do not accept unsolicited full proposals.

We do accept unsolicited letters of inquiry, although we are only able to fund a very small portion of these each year. Note that all proposals for our Technology Innovation Program are handled through Force for Change.

How often are unsolicited letters of inquiry reviewed, and when will I hear back?

Salesforce.org reviews all unsolicited letters of inquiry at the beginning of each fiscal quarter, in February, May, August, and November. We will be in touch with you upon review to either request additional information or a full proposal, or to let you know that we are unable to provide support at this time.

Can I speak with a Program Officer or member of Salesforce.org team regarding my letter of inquiry?

Unfortunately, we are unable to meet or take calls with organizations prior to reviewing a completed letter of inquiry. If we determine that we would like additional information or a full proposal, a member of our team will be in touch with you directly.

Can I request feedback on why my inquiry was denied?

When we notify you that your inquiry was denied, we will provide a brief explanation. We are unfortunately not able to provide any additional feedback.

Where does Salesforce.org fund?

Salesforce.org is interested in funding organizations in the areas where we are located. You can review a full list of our global offices to determine where we operate.

Do you provide multi-year funding?

No, we do not commit to funding beyond one year. However, existing grantees are eligible to apply for additional years of funding on an annual basis.